Houthi rebels attack container ships – exposing the fragility of our globalised world

The imagery was quite impressive: a ‘James Bond-style’ infiltration on a transport ship, complete with helicopters and Kalashnikovs. The incident, which happened on a freighter off the coast of Yemen,

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Guyana and Venezuela to meet amidst fears of annexation

And how rejecting a 1899 ruling provides the basis for Venezuelan territorial claims December 2023- This month has seen an interesting development in the continent of South America. Venezuela’s president,

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A ‘frozen conflict’ in action

Notwithstanding what is written in the history textbooks on the Korean War, technically, the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are still at war. In April

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The second space race; increasing interests in an anarchical ‘world’

A week ago, the American space company SpaceX launched another 22 of its Starlink satellites, aiming to complete a global internet coverage by placing mass-produced small satellites into low earth

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Saudi Arabia and Iran Friends Again?

The changing geopolitical dynamic in the Middle East and China’s growing influence in the region March 10th, 2023 marked a momentous occasion wherein China brokered a deal between Iran and

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Microchip politics: A call for growing Chinese dependence on the free world

The Dutch government is giving in to US pressure and will introduce further export restrictions for high-end chip manufacturing machines destined to go to China. Hereby recognizing the security threat

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Women’s education ban in the eye of the storm: Afghanistan and the Taliban rule

Afghanistan is, once again, making headlines in international news. Although disappointing, it should not surprise us. It would be hypocritical to assume that, after the Taliban regime rose to power,

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Are we still masters of our own fate?

“Common sense prevailed.” San Francisco supervisor Hillary Ronen used these words to praise the vote on Police-operated “killer-robots”. Citizens protested after it was announced that the San Francisco police department

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Moldova on the verge of energy crisis: Between the West and the East

Moldova. One tiny Eastern-European country, situated right between the ongoing war in Ukraine and the European Union border, in the face of Romania. Why should we know more about it?

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Brussels, we have a problem

The Goddess Iris served as a messenger between the gods of ancient, Greek mythology. Today, “IRIS II” shall serve as the European Union’s guardian of communication in times of natural

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